NEWS May 23, 2021

Nurse’s Note: May Newsletter Introduction from Christina Driskill


Read Christina Driskill’s May newsletter Nurse’s Note to PHN members in honor of National Nurses Week, and make sure to subscribe to receive important updates and announcements from the network.

Dear PHN members,

National Nurses Weeks falls during the month of May and is a time for us to celebrate the nurses in our lives and communities. As this month comes to a close, PHN wants to acknowledge and share our thanks to the nurses in our network who have worked tirelessly on the frontlines to care for their patients during the pandemic. We recognize the sacrifices you and your families have made over the last year in order to help our practices continue to provide care to the children in our communities. Today, and every day, we thank you for the compassion and commitment you bring to your work and your patients. 

As the Director of our Quality team, I want to also highlight recent changes we’ve made to our quality engagement requirements this year based on feedback from you. Given the unprecedented strain of the past year and the ongoing demands on practice resources, we are offering three different approaches for practices to engage in quality improvement and meet quality participation requirements for our network. The three options are outlined on our website here. We ask that you email to declare which approach your practice will take by May 28th.

I would also encourage you to read our full Future of Pediatrics (FOP) agenda, which was released last week. We put considerable thought into this year’s topic list. Gathering together albeit virtually to share our experience and knowledge feels more important now than ever. Our presentation lineup spans a range of relevant and important topics by Children’s National Hospital specialists, from COVID-19 and eating disorders to asthma, food insecurity, new treatment recommendations, and much more. We have been looking forward to seeing you there all year. Please register yourself and your team soon.

All the best,
Christina Driskill, M.P.H, R.N
Director of Quality Improvement and Data Analytics